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Jimmy Eadie
Assistant Professor Part-Time, Electronic & Elect. Engineering

 

Biography

Jimmy Eadie is an Audio Engineer/Producer/Educator whose work covers recording, sound design and installation. He has been nominated and won the Irish Times Theatre award for best sound in 2011 and 2015. His sound installation work has been presented in many Irish galleries and internationally (National Concert Hall Dublin, IMMA Ireland, Edinburgh Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Centre, Barbican). He is a founding member of the Crash Ensemble and worked with them as their audio engineer and technical manager from 1997 to 2015, in 2015 he was made the ensemble's first Creative Partner. He has trained extensively with international audio companies; Meyer (USA), L'Acoustic Audio (France) and Rational Acoustics (UK). Jimmy has collaborated with artists, composers and performers from varied backgrounds and genres, earning many number music award nominations and much critical acclaim. He has worked with, PanPan Theatre, The Abbey Theatre, Dead Centre Theatre, Cois Ceim, Rough Magic, Daghda, RTÉ, Project Arts Centre, the National Concert Hall and many other independent companies, He has performed and recorded with the bands Into Paradise and The idiots and released solo works as Amusement, Ice iv and Ick. Jimmy has toured worldwide with Irish acts as engineer/producer and sound designer.Recording credits include We Cut Corners, Jape, Donnacha Dennehy, the Jimmy Cake, OKO, Si Schroeder, Valerie Francis, and many more.

Research Expertise

Description

Sound Design for fixed and non fixed media; Sound art and sonic Installation; Audio engineering/production; Architectural and studio acoustics; Headphone and speaker construction; The sound world of Dramatist Samuel Beckett; Pedagogical approaches to engineering;

Projects

  • Title
    • Cascando by Samuel Beckett
  • Summary
    • Cascando, a deathmatch in the void between radio and poetry, words and music, voices and silence. In Cascando, Beckett's radio play first broadcast in 1963, the mysterious "opener" is afraid to open, but he must open, so he opens. The text comes to life in an installation event by Pan Pan with Jimmy Eadie, Ireland's award-winning contemporary theatre company. This project is a rare opportunity to experience the play in a specially constructed environment and with unique audio binaural technologies. After the international success of All That Fall and Embers, Pan Pan continues to bring a vibrant new energy to Beckett's works for radio.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Date To
    • 2016
  • Title
    • Chekhov's First Play (Dead Centre)
  • Summary
    • Multilayered, metatheatrical and full of magpie borrowings dense yet simple extraordinarily textured both visually and aurally.' In 1921 Soviet scholars opened the box, and discovered a play. The title page was missing. The play they found has too many characters, too many themes, too much action. All in all, it's generally dismissed as unstageable. Like life. Presented on a unique headphone distribution system designed by Jimmy Eadie.
  • Funding Agency
    • Arts Council Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2015
  • Title
    • All That Fall by Samuel Beckett
  • Summary
    • All That Fall is a multi-layered composition of voices that can be experienced as a black comedy, a murder mystery, a cryptic literary riddle or a quasi-musical score, but that gains from being experienced in Pan Pan's uniquely atmospheric, theatrically tuned listening chamber, presented in an Octophonic Immersive Audio array designed by Jimmy Eadie.
  • Funding Agency
    • Arts Council Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2011
  • Date To
    • 2018

Keywords

Cinema/Video; Communication engineering, technology; Communication Sciences; Computer Arts; Computer Music; Creative Arts; Culture; Digital systems, representation; Information technology in education; Information technology, Science; Installation Art; Internet technologies; Media Arts; Mixed-Media Art; Multimedia; Music; Musical Recording/Distribution; Musicology/Music Theory; Networks and telecommunications research; New Music; Orchestral Music; Radio; Restoration and Preservation; Signal processing; Systems Engineering; Television; Visual Arts; Vocal Music; Wireless systems, Radio technology

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Best in Sound Irish Times Theatre Awards 2015

Best in Sound Irish Times Theatre Awards 2011

Trinity Creative Challenge 2016

Best Overall Production Edinburgh Festival 2013

The Visual & Performing Arts Fund Trinity College 2016

The Visual & Performing Arts Fund TCD 2015

Arts Council of Ireland Bursary 2015

Memberships

Audio Engineering Society 2000

The Teaching Council of Ireland 2016

Irish Music Rights Organisation 1990

The Spatial Music Collective 2014